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this is cnn breaking news. >> good morning, everybody. we are following two big breaking stories this hour. first in maryland, a school shooting, multiple police on the scene right now. we are told the situation there is contained, but that school is still on lockdown. >> and in texas, police are on the scene right now of a reported suspicious package at a fedex facility in austin, texas. this after a separate explosion at a fedex location in san antonio just hours earlier. first, to jean casarez standing by with breaking details on the maryland shooting. jean, good morning. what are we learning? >> reporter: we're learning some more information right now. we are hearing that students are currently being evacuated from the high school and they're being bused to the reunification center at leonard town high school campus. now, we are hearing also, and this is an interesting statement, the building is orderly, they're saying.
and the sheriff's office is conducting an investigation. we will continue to update as more information becomes available. and this is from the st. mary county public school system. what we had heard earlier was that the fbi was on the scene, the atf out of the baltimore offices were en route to that scene. as you see from the video, very, very heavy law enforcement almost immediately to the school. but i understand in a rural area, with also some suburban locations also nearby. it is a school that has about 1500 students. so a relatively small school. but almost immediately after this happened this morning, the governor of maryland, larry hogan, said that they are carefully monitoring the situation and the prayers are with the students, school personnel and first responders. but at this point, dave and christine, they are not saying how many are shot, what the situation is inside, the only thing they are saying that it is contained. which is a very good thing.
>> very little information coming in at this hour. 10:00 eastern time. jean casarez, thanks so much. would like to bring in tom fuentes here at cnn, former fbi assistant director. tom, to jean's point, not a lot of information at this hour. we understand from the student on new day this morning that they typically have police officers. does it look like that may have been the reason there was such a quick containment of the situation? >> it does look like that, dave. i think even though there is not a lot of information, it is very significant, because very early in this incident they said, okay, we have a school shooting at this location, and then immediately almost said and the event is contained. that is normally going to be language that indicates the shooter is either dead, wounded, or arrested. and, you know, more to follow. could be a suicide, could be a police security officer intervened, that is still to be confirmed. but i would rule out wounded
because we haven't seen an ambulance take the shooter out and on the way to the hospital. so to me that indicates that we either have an officer involved shooting to take out this suspect, or a suicide and that we'll find out later. but the fact that it is -- we normally you hear the terms run, hide, fight, in this case it is walking, not running. so it is a clear indication that they don't believe there is any danger at this point to the students. >> sadly so many millions of american schoolchildren know the protocol, they drill for this. their school resource officers on hand in all kinds of different campuses, we know there have been 16 shootings in school this year before today. what do you think investigators will do next here? you think they have the suspect in hand? >> i think so. i think when they say the event is contained, that means no further danger, they're acting as if there is no further danger and now the protocol will be
to -- if there are wound eed students or wounded faculty to get them attention and get the students and employees out of the building, to another location, to be reunited with their parents. and then bring in the forensic investigators to do the crime scene, to do all of the analysis that will be necessary at the school and then identify the shooter and do the normal investigation there. social media, any other indicati indications, friends, relatives, classmates of that individual if he was from the school or she was from the school or wherever that person came from. normally it is someone familiar with the school, current student or recent student that comes back for some reason. and the shooting could have also been a personal matter between that individual and someone, either teaching at or a student at that school. as opposed to a psychotic to
whom it may concern shooting. i think the way the police are handling this now in terms of any danger to anyone else, they don't believe it exists. >> tom fuentes, thank you for that. we'll monitor that breaking news there in maryland. >> students being evacuated from the school good news. to the other breaking news, out of austin, texas, police on the scene of a suspicious package, reported at a fedex facility in austin, texas. this is in addition to an overnight explosion at a separate fedex ground facility. that was in shirts, texas, what can you tell us about this latest and what would be a sixth suspicious package in that area. >> well, what i can tell you from texas is that 25 after midnight there was an explosion here at the fedex sorting facility. now, there are reports that the package that blew up here was sent by somebody in austin to
somebody in austin. the atf has not confirmed that to us yet, but, of course, they're working with the fbi and the austin pd and local pd here to try to confirm this is indeed connected to that spate of bombings we have seen over the last 18 days in austin, which you mentioned is about 60 miles northeast of here. now, just after 6:00 a.m. this morning, a call came in from another fedex sorting facility near the airport in austin, that was of a suspicious package. no detonation, suspicious package. that's being looked into right now. >> what are police telling people in terms of -- i know yesterday some schools, if you didn't -- marked down, you wouldn't have to mark absent from school, trouble getting to the school or whatever, what are they telling people in terms of a suspicious package and the like. >> reporter: well, this is part of the problem. those first three packages that detonated up in austin were all
hand delivered, left on people's porches. police were telling people, be aware of the suspicious package left on your porch that has not been sent through the mail. sunday night, a trip wire which detonated a device injuring two people. now we have this explosion here at fedex, people are saying, we have to look out for everything. we were told to look out for hand delivered packages. now we have to be scared if everything. this city, austin, certainly on edge, people are scared, and the police are desperately trying to find this bomber before he strikes again. they even reached out to him on sunday and said, you know, please contact us. part of the issue is they don't know his motive. they don't know why he's doing this. they appealed to him to call him, he didn't, complete silence and a few hours later, he struck again. >> method change, shifting. >> evolving from people's home to the trip wire now to fedex,
the evolution terrorizing a million people there in austin. we'll stay on the details. nick, thank you. also this morning, more information on meetings between the mueller team and white house lawyers and what was said. the president changing up his legal team. what does that mean? >> kaitlan collins is outside the white house for us. let's start with the mueller meeting. what are you learning? >> reporter: amazing reporting from my colleagues that the president's legal team and the investigators from this special counsel's office, not the special counselor robert mueller himself, sat down and discussed the kind of topics they want to know more about, more detail. this is a rare meeting, the first face to face meeting that we have been made aware of. they told them several topics they want to know about. i should note that the firing happened before jeff sessions recused himself from overseeing the russia investigation. but also the firing of the fbi director, james comey, mike flynn's phone calls with the
russian ambassador when he still was the national security adviser, as well as outreach to intelligence leaders about the russia probe. what this shows us is that this investigation is not coming to an end anytime soon as the president's legal team has at times promised him. only seems to be ramping up. this could be the reason for that fresh new hostility we saw from the president over the weekend, regarding this special counsel, when, of course, he called out robert mueller for the first time by name. >> it appears the president found someone to match that hostility, adding a new lawyer to the mix. what can you tell us about joe digenova. >> just days ago the president said he was happy with his legal team, wasn't going to make any changes. yesterday, the president felt the need to add another face to his legal team, joe digenova, a former federal prosecutor that has also said publicly he believes the president is the target of this fbi conspiracy. but what i can say is he has been described as tough, and as
a pit bull and it could signal the president taking a more aggressive approach to this special counsel's investigation. we saw him attack the special counsel over the weekend, this could be the president's hostility showing because for so long his legal team has promised him that this investigation is coming to an end, but with that meeting last week with the president's legal team and the investigators, that just doesn't seem to be the case here. >> kaitlan cal loinollins, thano much. tammy baldwin joins us, democrat from wisconsin, to talk about all of the news of the day. nice to see you. thank you for joining us this morning. let's start with the changes of the president's legal team. this is a flame thrower. he pushes the theory that the fbi, the doj are out to get this president, that they're framing trump, this deep state conspiracy. what do you make of this change? >> you know, it shows that the president really has no sense of what this is really about.s med
election, they think it was a cyberattack on the u.s. democracy and we need to get to the bottom of that. if the president maintains his innocence in terms of any collusion or the things he keaches repeat ikeach keeps repeating, he should not have one fear about this investigation going on, all the facts being unearthed and our taking action to try to prevent russia and other foreign powers from interfering with our elections. but i feel that the level of interference that happened in the 2016 elections, what we have heard unfolding just in the past 24, 48 hours about massive use of facebook data to target voters and target them with misinformation, this should be distressing to every american, including our president. >> right about that. you look at the numbers, one
third of people are on facebook, ballpark 75% of our audience watching right now is on facebook. everyone should be concerned about this. it appears facebook might be bringing together the two parties, which is hard to do. your colleague amy klobuchar with john kennedy wants to hear from facebook. what is the likelihood of getting congressional action here? >> well, we have to get to the bottom of this. and it is partly the mueller investigation. but it is partly what we do in our committees. and this really could extend to the judiciary committee, the commerce committee, the homeland security committee, all should be taking action and they haven't to date in the way that we need to, to help secure our democracy coming into the midterm elections and beyond the 2020 presidential elections. >> fundamentally do you think that social media should be more regulated when you look at how the russians have been able to spend this information, when you look at how campaigns, probably legally by the way, have been
able to mine information and sort of stir dissent to try to manipulate voters, you know, does there need to be legislation here? >> well, i think there well may be the need. i'm leaning in that direction. we don't have all the facts yet. we're talking about a story that just broke in the last 24, 48 hours and we need to bring these witnesses before us, understand truly what happened, some of the latest revelations about using this data to bribe or influence public officials is shocking. and we got -- we need the facts. we also need to see what sort of self-policing these social media entities can do. and we certainly need to do better education of the public that not everything they see on twitter or facebook is solid news. >> yeah, if it is not self-policing, it is regulation
and we know that ain't going to happen under the trump administration. this is all about deregulation. let's jump back quickly if we can, to the special counsel. many of your colleagues there, your democrat colleagues, would like to see legislation protecting the special counsel. republicans have said there is no way this president can or should fire him and lindsey graham perhaps going the furthest, do you fear that the president might move to fire bob mueller and is there protections that are needed? >> you know, i agree with lindsey graham's remarks over the weekend. and feel -- i personally support legislation to make sure that in administration, this president doesn't interfere with an investigation that i earlier mentioned was much larger than just focusing on donald trump. it is about a foreign adversary's interfeerrence with our democracy. i'm encouraged that more of my
republican colleagues have taken firmer stances on this. you mentioned senator kennedy of louisiana, we certainly heard from senator flake and senator mccain. but more need to stand up, and it looks like they are. we cannot let this investigation that is really at the core of our democracy protecting it come to an end and so we have to step up. >> senator, let me ask you a question, finally, on the opioid crisis. we heard the president roll out his plan, his strategy for trying to combat the opioid crisis. part of that is, of course, the death penalty, he says, for some, some drug dealers, also treatment and prevention. what do you make of that strategy? >> well, first of all, the president has said repeatedly that he views this as his number one policy focus for this year. last year he declared public
health emergency. but it has been words so far that haven't been followed with adequate action. wisconsin is struggling and i hear so many of my constituents. the omnibus that is about to come before the congress this week should have significant new funding to focus on prevention, treatment, recovery, all of the elements that need to come together. but when you talk about accountability, and the president's reference to the death penalty for drug dealers, let's look at accountability throughout the spectrum, the pharmaceutical companies that produce these addictive opioids that need to be held accountable. let's talk about the changes that still need to happen within the community that prescribes these drugs to better understand how addictive they can be, and alternatives for pain treatment for those who come into addiction through that route.
>> many of those were addressed by the president yesterday in new hampshire. but, of course, when you float the death penalty, that tends to be the shiny object. and take the atensetention awaym the positive movement there. senator tammy baldwin, thank you. >> has to be the money and the treatment beds too. thank you. still to come, president trump's personal lawyer who paid off an adult actress, shall we say, is telling his side of the story in a new interview and says he may take an extended vacation on her dime. facebook holds a staff wide meeting to talk about the data scandal. what does it mean for your private information? is there any protection?
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we're told it is contained. but, again, let's listen to a little bit of sound from a parent who has gone to great mills high school to try to reunite with her child. >> i mean, you have no metal detectors, not searching these kids backpacks, they don't know what these kids have when they get to these school buildings. and then get calls that your kids are not with you anymore. something needs to be done. >> tell me what he said about the incident? >> he didn't say much, that he heard the gunshots and he took off running and told the teacher that someone must have been shot. and i'm so thankful to the lord that he spared my son. >> tell me what you're doing now. >> i'm sitting here, they're telling me to go to some school in littletown, but i'm sitting here because i don't want to go there i want my son out of that
school. i'm waiting for them to release my son. they're telling us to go to some school. i just can't go there. >> the plan is to bus the children over to leonard town high school and they're going to have reunions in the aud for a where you won't be in the rain. >> i don't care about being in the rain. i want my son out of there. i want him out. >> did he tell you any specifics about the shooting? >> no. >> he heard some shots? >> yes. and he took off running, before the bell rung. how did this gentleman get in the school with this gun? >> those are all the questions we're going to try to have answered. >> so imagine how many parents are that worried, just want to get their kid out of there. >> 1500, that's how big the school is there, great mills high school, these are the pictures we have from the scene, you see the emergency vehicles, police, we do not see any ambulances in the shot, no word yet of any injuries. no word yet of any fatalities as
that mother mentioned, students are being transported to an evacuation site. police describe the scene as orderly. we'll keep you up to date as anything evolves there. let's turn to politics now, house speaker paul ryan
just moments ago spoke out about the mueller investigation. >> special counsel should be free to follow through the investigation to its completion without interference, absolutely. i am confident that he'll be able to do that. i received assurances that his firing is not under consideration. we have a system based upon the rule of law in this country. we have a justice system and no one is above that justice system. >> joining us now, brian lanza and simone sanders and amber philip philips for "the fix." brian lanza, the special counsel should be free to follow his investigation. does it end there? a lot of folks have been saying why hasn't leadership said more? >> listen, i think what the
house leader happen is looking to do is try to sort of fortify mueller with this investigation. i think, you know, anything the president says, he's always talked about this investigation, you know, coming -- revealing the facts as quickly as possible. we're now dragging on, i think, close to two years from when the united states government started looking into russia collusion. i think the frustration part from the administration, people are supportive of this administration, we're not talking about russia collusion anymore. we're talking about second issues related to this, but if there is russia collusion, mueller has a responsibility to talk about it. if there isn't, he should say so, there is no russia collusion, but i'll look into other things. transparency is the best thing right now. >> should we worry about the special counsel being fired? republicans have lined up most who are not up for re-election, and said there is no way we'll allow this to happen. is this a media driven narrative? >> no, absolutely not. not a media -- it is not a media
driven narrative. look back to saturday to see why. not a coincidence of the same day the president directly challenged mueller by name. for the first time since this investigation started, his personal lawyer goes out there and says i think the mueller probe should end. this is a president that loves to throw out controversial ideas and see what the reaction is before he makes the decision. we already know that last year he was close to firing mueller. and one of his top aides had to threaten to quit in order to prevent that from happening. i don't think based on trump's recent actions that he's ruled out firing mueller again and he certainly seems to be along the path of severely discrediting the special counsel. >> simone sanders, let's talk about the new attorney added to the president's team, someone who said there is a deep state conspiracy, doj, to frame him, to support hillary clinton, and to frame him. what do you think add iing this
personal attorney to the team says about the president's strategy here. >> i think that the president thinks this is great casting, and it will make pour better ratings on the show that he thinks he's running out of the white house. look, this new lawyer that trump added, he's a tv lawyer that we know, he's a conspiracy theorist, and i definitely think it will set up a dynamic that will create a war, if you will, a battle on donald trump's legal team. the fact of the matter is this, this investigation is rolling on, and mueller has a responsibility to no one to tell anybody anything until his investigation is complete. so i think in the interest of transparency, if you will, i think it is slightly laughable for folks to suggest the special counsel needs to come out and say something, an investigation is happening. and investigation will continue to roll on and it might not be over for another year. so i think folks need to remember that is a really long
process and the facts will eventually come out. >> and to her point there, brian, looked like there was a strategy of cooperation by very capable legal team bringing in this flame thrower attorney. let's talk about the comments from trey gowdy over the weekend. if you have an innocent client, act like it. why not just act like it, brian? >> listen, trey gowdy speaks less like a prosecutor. they think everybody is guilty in any action needs to marry up that narrative. i won't follow the prosecutor's point of view. that said, this is, you know, this is an investigation that is going on for a very long time. mueller has brought charges against manafort, brought charges against rick gates and flynn. they all had established ties with russians in the previous existence. but they have in the been able to demonstrate any of these ties were used for this campaign. mueller hasn't spoken out clearly that russian collusion hasn't taken play. you look at the actions and moves he's made, he's
demonstrated that no collusion has taken place. >> you cannot even assert that. you cannot assert that. >> i just did. >> okay, but i'm saying that that's not true. and so i think we should all take caution to make declarative statements like no collusion has taken place. we don't know that. we have not even the evidence. what we know is we only know what we know and a lot of us don't know a lot. >> what we do know is that mueller has requested to do an interview with president trump on very specific issues. and under those issues, it had to do with russian collusion. we have facts going forward on this, based on what the special prosecutor has done. so we can't say we don't know. we do know and we do know by his actions, bringing on charges against flynn, against gates, against manafort, who have established russia relationships and charging for any collusion in the campaign. this whole theory that you don't know if you look at what mueller has done, we can come to a conclusion and say we do know, just doesn't fit the narrative that we want out there right
now. >> no, i think what -- all i would like to note is what we do know is what robert mueller wants us to know. what really good journalists have been able to deduce and find out outside of what he wants us to know. we do not have the full picture, so i am not going to sit here and underscore the fact that there is no collusion, we don't know. so we have to wait for the investigation to play out and every single day someone on national television undermines the investigation by asserting that there is no collusion. they're aiding and abetting donald trump and his effort to underline. it is not silly. you're being silly. >> let's leave it there and say passions run high over the issue of this investigation. no question. thank you, guys, thank you so much. we have breaking news out of maryland we're following. the county confirms three are injured, three are injured in that school. we're told the incident is contained. you can see first responders on the scene. more details after the break.
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school, another one, leonard town high school, and they're asking parents to go there for reunification. at this point, the fbi, the atf, all on scene, assessing exactly what happened here. but three people injured in the shooting this morning at this point no fatalities. >> jean casarez, thank you so much for that. just about five weeks after parkland and this weekend marches in washington, d.c. for school safety. >> not just d.c., but l.a., chicago, boston, across the world, really. growing fallout from facebook. facing problems internally and externally following a report that cambridge analytica, the data firm, on 50 million facebook users. >> today, facebook is expected to address questions about the scandal and a staff wide meeting as the stock continues to take a hit on wall street, down 3% this morning. brian stelter joins us. the stock is down because investors are saying there is no
way facebook is out of this unscathed. >> second day of losses. amid all this, we haven't heard from mark zuckerberg or sharyl sandberg, a mystery why they left this to other executives who released statements saying we're going to make sure things are better in the future. facebook suffered a series of these kind of self-inflicted wounds in recent years with regard to how the site was misused during the u.s. presidential election, and now more broadly about how much privacy we all give up when we use facebook. i think we all use facebook, we know we're making a trade-off when you use a free product. you know ads will be targeted to you. that's not necessarily a scandal. a scandal is the idea this professor in the uk was taking data, transferring it over to political consulting firm, which violated facebook's policies, and this data sat on the servers for years even though they said they deleted it, maybe at the didn't, that's at the heart of the scandal now. what did this consulting firm do with facebook data and what did
they use to target voters? >> they used in the name of academic research, which was not the case. facebook did what nothing can do, they brought together republicans and democrats. amy klobuchar, john kennedy, they want to hear from mark zuckerberg and facebook. what about congress, what about the fcc? >> we heard from other senators this morning who are saying there could be hearings on capitol hill. i think there is a growing sense that zuckerberg should testify and address this, not send one of the deputdeputies, but speakt this. the ftc, the federal trade commission, bloomberg is reporting that the ftc opened an investigation into this data scandal to find out what actually happened. the ftc won't confirm that, but they say we're aware of the issues. they say they're taking it seriously. we'll see how much appetite there is for government action, government regulation, or investigation. >> user beware. you are not a person or citizen to facebook and social media. you're a product they're selling, others are trying to glean information from and use.
that's the bottom line. it might be legal, within company policies but maybe not good for democracy. >> long past time for us to recognize that. when i signed up for facebook, i didn't recognize how my data was being used. now a bright light is being shone on this dark world. >> the #deletefacebook is getting traction. but i can't imagine many will get off the platform. good to see you. paul ryan says he's been assured the special counselor robert mueller is staying put. more on that after the break. i'm not a bigwig. or a c-anything-o. but i've got an idea sir. get domo. it'll connect us to everything that's going on in the company. get it for jean who's always cold. for the sales team, it and the warehouse crew. give us the data we need. in one place, anywhere we need it.
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there will not -- he will not be fired. is that enough from republican leadership? >> i think the answer is it is going to have to be. the republican leaders are the ones who control the house floor, the legislative flow. and, of course, from the senate, same thing. so unless democrats really force the issue and right now their only leverage, pretty big leverage, is trying to keep the congress from passing a must pass bill that will keep the government running, a government funding bill, which has to happen by the end of the week, then if they don't use that leverage, then they're not going to be able to force this issue. and i have not gotten the sense that democrats are willing to force that issue. i interviewed congressman jim heims of connecticut who wants this mueller investigation to be statutory, to be put into law, and he said he's not willing to, you know, go that far.
and so it is unlikely they're going to take the president and his team's word for it. when i say they, i mean the republican leadership, and if they have egg on their face, they're going to have a very, very, very big problem in potential institutional crisis. >> for the most part, the republicans speaking out on this are those not up for re-election, with a notable exception of lindsey graham. if he's not moving to fire the special counsel, he's clearly trying to poison the well. what do you make of bringing on this new lawyer, a combative flame thrower who says there is a brazen plot to frame the president. what do you see the change of direction from the trump legal team? >> well, certainly seems like the perfect wing man for president trump, right? he likes to be surrounded by people who act the way that he acts, who support what he supports. certainly this new lawyer we have seen come on is going to be going in a new direction.
a more argumentative, more conspiratorial type of person. what we have seen so far is president trump's lawyers being very careful, very careful not to upset robert mueller, very careful not to upset the congress, very careful about everything. the only problem with being very careful all the time when you're the lawyer is that when your client is not careful, it kind of just throws that all out the window. we don't know necessarily what will happen over the next couple of months. except for the fact that i think it is fair to say that we're going to see a more combative legal team or response to some of their questions we have seen so far. >> that's clearly coming from the boss. we saw the shift in strategy. it was very transparent, very clear over the weekend with the president's tweets. and, you know, from the sources that i'm talking to and i know mark is as well, it is because the president himself is fed up, he's ready to play base politics, ready to muddy the
waters when it comes to the idea of a witch-hunt and to continue to keep his base on his side. and hiring joe digenova, who, boy, does he know the way this rodeo -- this kind of rodeo works is a great way for him to do that. >> let's listen, manu raju just ran into chuck grassley, the powerful chairman of the senate judiciary committee, and asked him about this facebook drama that is happening here, this debacle about facebook and private information of its users being used really, you know, in ways that are kind of gross in terms of influencing voters. let's listen. >> it is very serious with what facebook has done. and it violates privacy. we ought to be looking into it, but i can't promise a hearing at this point. >> mark, do you think there will be some sort of a hearing, legislative response at all to this? >> yes. no question. there will be a legislative
response. we don't necessarily know what that response will be, but basically we have known this all along. we have known that they have been collecting our data. we know they have been using our data. we're now just starting to see the seedy side of it all. >> facebook execs at the white house, talking about melania's cyberbullying effort, perhaps someone could get a word in there with those tech executives. thank you, both. >> mark zuckerberg can call us now if he would like us to explain. we'll make time. we have not seen mark zuckerberg on this yet. we're expecting to hear from the major and police chief of schertz, texas. the feds will be there as well. we'll bring you that live as it happens. dear foremothers, your society was led by a woman,
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this is cnn breaking news. >> hi there. i'm brianna keilar in for kate bolduan. breaking news out of texas. authorities say a package has exploded in a fedex facility outside of schertz. a serial bomber has terrorized austin for weeks, killing two people and injuring four others. and i want to go live now to cnn's nick watt in schertz, texas. let's start where you are. what are officials there saying? >> reporter: well, we are about to hear from the atf and the fbi. but so far what we know is that 25 minutes after midnight, at this fedex sorting facility behind